'I didn’t admit I wanted to be an actor for a long time'

With her latest impressive performance in hotly tipped Irish horror movie The Hole in the Ground, Seána Kerslake’s star continues to rise – but she refuses to let it go to her head

24th February, 2019
Seána Kerslake: ‘Half the time I was playing Sarah like she was constantly holding her breath’ Pic: Bryan Meade

As we shake hands over a table in a Dublin hotel room, I tell Seána Kerslake I had spent the previous evening looking her up on the internet and her already big brown eyes widen even more. “Really?” she says, with a note of concern. I tell her I couldn’t find much. “Good!” she exclaims, obviously relieved. “That’s the way it should be. Maintain an air of mystery. It’s great that people know you, and...

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